Roy Black, Howard Srebnick, Law Firm Top-Ranked in 2006 Chambers & Partners Legal Guide
MIAMI – June 8, 2006 – Prominent Florida attorney Roy Black and his firm, Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, were ranked no. 1 for the 3rd consecutive year in white collar litigation and government investigations in the prestigious legal guide, “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.” Black was also named a finalist for the national white collar litigation award, and partner, Howard Srebnick, was ranked no. 2 in white collar litigation and government investigation cases.
“No one is as well prepared or has the presence in court of Roy Black,” the guide noted. “According to sources nationwide, he is ‘uniquely gifted in front of juries;[and is] so good he is famous for it. His creativity, resourcefulness and fine cross-examination skills stand out: ‘It’s like poetry in motion: each person gets unique treatment.’ His colleague Howard Srebnick is also a ‘great tactician and masterful trial attorney.’ Clients agree: ‘He’s thorough and creative, preempts everything and leaves no stone unturned.’ “
To determine the rankings, Chambers & Partners conducted independent research, including more than 10,000 interviews over a year’s time. A team of 40 full-time researchers interviewed business people and lawyers throughout the country to assess the attorneys’ and firms’ technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client, according to the publishers. “Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings,” they said.
Roy Black is one of the nation’s premier trial lawyers. With over 35 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, he has handled hundreds of cases in Florida and throughout the United States. As a top-notch trial attorney, he also handles select civil lawsuits, offering his clients a complete service in high-stakes cases.
Currently serving as an NBC News legal analyst, Black appears regularly on “The Today Show,” (NBC) and other NBC and MSNBC news programs, and has been a frequent guest commentator on legal issues for national television network news shows such as CNN’s “The Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.” The author of “Black’s Law,” a book that recounts the strategy and tactics he employed to safeguard the freedom of four clients, Black has also taught advanced criminal evidence at the University of Miami School of Law for more than 30 years.
Howard Srebnick, who is best known for his successful defense of N.F.L. Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Tony Martin in 1999 following a 3-week federal trial in Miami, has handled high-profile white collar litigation cases and appeals. Last year, Howard left federal prosecutors stunned with not guilty verdicts in the trial of a jewelry supply company accused of laundering $8 million of drug money.
After serving as the youngest board member of the 10,000-member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the nation’s premier criminal defense organization, he has remained the co-chair of NACDL’s Lawyer Assistance Strike Force, defending fellow lawyers facing subpoenas or sanctions in connection with their zealous advocacy. He readily accepts invitations to teach on lawyer ethics, trying criminal cases and briefing appeals, and also currently teaches “Situational Ethics in the Adversarial System of Justice” at the University of Miami School of Law.
“This 13-strong firm has secured a part in some of the most newsworthy, high-profile cases to reach the courts and ‘allays the fears of the client in what is a very difficult time through devastatingly thorough advocacy and good tactics’,” the guide said.
Famous for its high-profile criminal defense and civil litigation work, Black Srebnick., handles select criminal and civil matters throughout the United States. For further information on Black Srebnick., see www.royblack.com. The firm’s office is at 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33131. Telephone: 305-371-6421; Fax: 305-358-2006.